By Tuition, Subscription or Membership

Most of the links on my blog are for free access to genealogical resources. However, not everything is free, nor should it be. Here are suggestions for furthering your genealogical education that charge fees.

Federation of Genealogical Societies – Membership is actually vested through membership in a local genealogy society. The FGS yearly national conference has top notch speakers and moves location each year.

National Genealogical Society – NGS provides many resources, from a first class publication to educational courses to a yearly annual conference.

New England Historic Genealogical Society – This is the oldest genealogical society in the U.S. Although its focus is on New England, the library also has significant holdings for New York and other places. Online courses are also offered to members for an extra fee.

Society Hill – This is a directory of links to genealogical and historical societies in the United States, Canada and Australia. Most of the societies have a membership fee.

College and University Courses:
Boston Universityoffers a Genealogical Research Program online

Brigham Young University – offers a bachelor’s degree in Family History (classes in Provo)

BYU – Idaho – offers a certificate in Family History online

University of Washington – offers a certificate in Genealogy and Family History (classes in Seattle)

Institutes, which are five day intensive programs:
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – aka GRIP

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research – aka IGHR

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – aka SLIG

Genealogy Conferences:

See the link to the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies for information on their yearly conferences.

RootsTech – the world’s largest genealogy-technology conference held in late February in Salt Lake City, Utah

Visit Conference Keeper for links to upcoming genealogical and historical conferences and events.